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CBSN BOSTON Launches New Studio

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CBS’s Boston based 24 hour streaming news service has gone live from a bright and bold new set.

 

CBSN Boston debuted Sept. 24, 2019, from a custom designed set in the WBZ studios that boasts a curved video panel, angled ribbon and freestanding monitor. 

There is also a small anchor desk built from a white, angular structure and frosted glass with horizontal line accents — a look that is carried through on the movable monitor cart.

The set also includes white walls with lit reveal lines and frosted backlit panels with additional horizontal banding as well as angled wall segments with integrated lighting accents.

The new look follows the trend of lighter looks with frosted surfaces used by the other two services currently in operation.

 

For CBSN New York, a new loft-like set was built, while the Los Angeles version repurposed KCBS’s newsroom

This means that CBSN Boston is the second of the two streaming services to have a purpose-built set..

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WBZ is expected to move to a new, but nearby, facility, so the CBSN set may end up being relocated.

CBS Boston’s main newscasts, meanwhile, have been using the same set since 2011, though it was significantly refreshed in 2016.

CBS’s O&O stations in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sacramento, have debuted similar sets from Broadcast Design International that include many similar elements found on the CBSN Boston one.

 

While it’s not immediately clear what WBZ’s plans are once it moves, it’s likely that it would use the opportunity to switch to a new set freshly installed in the new building since moving a set the size of its current set would be costly and time consuming — perhaps to the point of it not be economical.

That said, the CBSN Boston set is much more compact and could be moved much easier and affordably. 

CBSN Boston is the latest in a string of aggressive launches for the service.

 

Earlier this year, CBS announced an aggressive launch schedule for more localized versions of the service that started as a nationwide offering, known as simply CBSN, in 2014.

At the time, CBS announced it would launch in Boston and San Diego before the end of 2019.

 

The services are offered in markets where CBS owns its local affiliate and are typically co-located with the station and share on air and behind the scenes staffers.

WBBM in Chicago, KYW in Philadelphia, KTVT in Dallas-Ft. Worth, KCNC in Denver, WCCO in Minneapolis-St. Paul, KOVR in Sacramento, California, KDKA in Pittsburgh, WFOR Miami and WJZ in Baltimore are all slated to launch in 2020.

 

CBS hopes to have them online before the 2020 primary season.

 

 

Source: NewscastStudio

Article Author: Michael P. Hill

Edited by Spintech33

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Is the main backdrop printed or LEDs? I can’t tell because the picture makes the monitor look the same as the main backdrop. 

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10 minutes ago, rkolsen said:

Is the main backdrop printed or LEDs? I can’t tell because the picture makes the monitor look the same as the main backdrop. 

From the one video I saw it looks like an LED curtain. The animation in there definitely has some movement to it.

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17 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

There will be NO CBSN for San Diego though, that is for sure.

 

I don't think San Diego was even mentioned to get CBSN..  I guess the author of the article didn't get it right. CBSN Bay Area will launch sometime in December (4th Qtr) in San Fran according to Broadcasting cable.  Article here: https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/cbs-expands-news-access-to-boston 

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22 hours ago, Georgie56 said:

Tegna runs the show down there, so I don't know where that came from.

 

Exactly..

For the most part article was well written, but that San Diego part didn't sound right to me. 

West Coast CBS O&O's: are only Bay Area, Sacramento, Denver.

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On 9/28/2019 at 9:04 AM, Spintech33 said:

 

Exactly..

For the most part article was well written, but that San Diego part didn't sound right to me. 

West Coast CBS O&O's: are only Bay Area, Sacramento, Denver.

And KCBS

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3 hours ago, Jay Russell said:

And KCBS

 

KCBS already launched.. It launched in June- CBSNLA.

However, yes I failed to mention KCBS as one of the other West Coast O&O's

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